Preparing for Conferences – Presenting your Poster

Will you be presenting a poster at a conference or event??  We have several workshops that can help you prepare for this:

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Thursday 26th March 2015 (9.30am – 12.30pm)

More information and booking here

Poster Production

Tuesday 21st April 2015 (9.30am – 12.30pm)

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Edinburgh Local Gradschool 2015

Edinburgh Local  Gradschool 2015 – 15th – 17th April 2015

The Edinburgh GRADschool is an experiential 3-day non-residential learning course, designed for doctoral researchers in the last 18 months of their PhD, aiming to raise participants’ awareness of their personal and professional transferable skills.

The course uses small facilitated groups to enable you to review your experiences at intervals as the GRADschool progresses.

It offers you the unique opportunity to:

  • take a step back from your research and consider your next step
  • develop a wide variety of personal and professional skills
  • build a network with students from across Scotland
  • develop self awareness and self confidence

The course aims to help you develop:

  • communication, networking, time management, and team work skills
  • awareness of your own individual qualities and strengths
  • self-confidence in research and beyond
  • career management skills and raised awareness of the range of career options open to PhD graduates.

For more information and booking see here


Workshop – Using social media for career research and networking

Using social media for career research and networking – 23 March 2015 (12:00-13:00)

Eligibility: UG, PGT, PhD @ University of Edinburgh

This short interactive workshop will provide information on how to manage your digital footprint (online presence) and how to use social media platforms effectively for careers, networking and collaboration (such as LinkedIn).

The session will:

  • Provide information on what your digital footprint is and creating an effective online presence
  • Provide information on the benefits of using social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, for professional networking, job searching and collaboration
  • Provide an opportunity to share experiences and ask questions

This session will be run jointly by the Careers Service and Institute for Academic Development

Booking link and further workshops can be found at:

Creative Problem Solving in Research

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The core business of a PhD or early career researcher is to have new ideas and then explore them. Originality is our shared currency regardless of academic discipline. And yet many researchers report finding themselves stuck in a rut, having the same thoughts again and again, when what they really need are fresh insights, new concepts and original ideas.

This empowering and challenging course will allow participants to bring along their own real problems and explore them from a number of new angles.

The course will focus on the needs and personal creativity styles of all the participants and will then will move on to explore;

  • How to explore a problem and tackle it from a number of new angles
  • A range of creativity techniques and how to apply and implement them
  • A toolkit for evaluating ideas

More information and booking here